One Smile is Very Alluring

One Smile is Very Alluring (2016)

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What is it that makes a man fall in love with a woman at first sight? Appearance? Aura? Wealth? NO, when campus prince and gaming expert, student Xiao Nai first saw Bei Wei Wei, what made him fall in love was not her extraordinary beauty, but her slim and slender fingers that were flying across the keyboard and her calm and composed manner!!! Embarrassing, no? At the same time, gaming expert Bei read moreWei Wei, at this time and place is on the computer, methodically commanding a guild war, and won a perfect and glorious victory despite being at a disadvantage, and was completely unaware that cupid is nearby. Soon after the basketball player, swimmer, all-around excellent student, and game company president, Xiao Nai, uses both tactics on and off-line to take this beauty’s heart. Therefore, this romance slowly bloomed.

  • Native title:

    微微一笑很倾城
  • Also Known as:

    A Smile is Beautiful; Just a Smile is Alluring; Love O2O

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An in-game relationship sparks a real life romance between talented computer major/gamer Bei Wei Wei and handsome game designer Xiao Nai.

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Nina89
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Sep 20, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I haven't read the novel but I finished the drama and like most of the times in the movie can't be shown everything so it felt a little bit rushed.
They have made some differences in the movie, like Cao Guang being the same person with Zhen Shui Wu Xiang (the ex of Wei Wei in the game) but is well connected.
I liked more Wei Wei played by Angela Baby, she read more portrayed more effectively her emotions and feelings.
Jing Boran hasn't the charm of Yang Yang (main actor of the drama) but he played very well the role of Xiao Nai and I liked that Xiao Nai was more talkative and smiled more often in the movie. :D ;)
The scenes inside the game were amazing, it made you feel like you were playing the game together with them. Especially the battle with the dragon in the game was awesome.
Its perfect movie especially if you are an online game fan :P ;) its modern, romantic and sweet without any dramas and it focus more on the online game world.
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AmastrisDratwka
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Sep 25, 2016
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
THIS REVIEW IS ONLY BASED ON THIS MOVIE, NOT THAT OF THE ORIGINAL WORK.

***SPOILER ALERT***SPOILER ALERT***
[If you haven't read the novel, watched the TV drama version, and know nothing of the plot and do not want it spoiled for you, then read no further... if that's not you OR you don't care, read on....]

I'm not gonna break my review down by sections. My review is a juxtaposition of the read more others and how I felt it compared:

The consolidation of scenes, characters, and information in the movie version was interesting. Not horrible, but definitely not 100% true to the original story. Zhen Shao Xiang's personality being consolidated into a combo of him and Cao Guang was kind of abrupt for me. Or KO being the manager of the internet cafe?? Wasn't expecting that. ..putting Hao Mei and KO's story as filler while rolling the credits was kind of dumb. Without "context" you missed the significance of that and it just became some kind of embarrassing moment for Hao Mei. ..frankly, I think they came at this project with the idea that everyone had either read the novel or watched the TV version. There's so much missing that without knowing anything, this movie would feel incomplete.

This Wei Wei is more outgoing than she's supposed to be. That's the aspect of her character that's really important in her connection with Xiao Nai. She's pure, innocent, shy, humble, and doesn't like to draw attention to herself. In this version, she's really not that way at all. She's much more extrovert and dominant, no where near passive. If you like her better this way, it's simply personal preference, but it's not the true character of her as written in the novel. And just as this Wei Wei is more extroverted, and not so shy, this Xiao Nai is a bit more emo and less hard-to-read, badass, cutthroat who was always 2 steps ahead of everyone else.

...and bottom line, what I really want to say, the BROMANCE and the relationship between him and his "brothers" and Wei Wei was really, really, REALLY, really lacking for me int this movie version. For me, that was as important if not MORE important than the romance between Xiao Nai and Wei Wei. I loved the whole "family" feel and it just enhanced their romance all the more. In this version, I just felt wanting; I felt lacking; I was waiting for there to be more of a close feeling with Wei Wei and the "brothers" but, more than half way through they barely had anything to say to each other. It was sad.

The ending was beyond rushed. Not only did they really let us down with anytime with the "brothers" but the whole 2nd part about their company and Wei Wei and Xiao Nai becoming closer to the point of marriage was basically completely skipped over. Not fulfilling for me at all.

My Best Fangirl Moment:
~At 1:32:00, when the Chinese League of Legends team, Invictus Gaming [IG] gets interviewed by Panda TV about the "Young" company of Xiao Nai. Rookie introduces himself and the team. Rookie is one of those South Korean players that the Chinese spent loads of money to transfer to China to play. Then, from left to right, you have Zzitai[top], Kitties[support], Rain[ADC] and another South Korean player, ending with Kid [jgl]... that means obviously that Rookie is IG's midlaner.... I just simply loved this little moment in time!!
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Both of the female leads are known as wei wei. The drama/movie have the same feel. except that one smile is very alluring is a little more light hearted.
Recommended by AbigaylePrice
Both the movies have good chemistry between the characters. Simple love stories with not lot of complicated characters.
Both movies have a drama version.
Both the dramas are better than the movies, as you can see the growth in the characters. Would recommend watching the dramas related to these movies as well.
Recommended by Pras

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    redxxxcrimson 10 days ago

    I read the novel first then watched the movie but didn't watch the series. The God that I've read the novel or I wouldn't understand it .. in my opinion it's a waste of time now I'm turning to see the series I'm afraid if it comes to be devastating as this

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    Heay Bye 27 days ago

    Worst.
    I've watched the drama and it's 1000x better than the movie. Seriously,
    First of all, it went way too fast. Like they say they want to make a game and 30seconds later it says "4 years later" bruhh.
    Secondly, I didn't like the actor, I also didn't like the characters.
    Thirdly, I don't really know what it really had to be about. Love, making a game, playing a game? It was so jumpy from here to there in seconds. It was a bit all over the place.
    I just didn't like it at all. I recommend to not see this movie before watching the drama. Because maybe you don't like the movie and then you don't want to watch the drama, while the drama is way better.

    I do remember smiling once, I just don't remember what scene.

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    chante Dec 10, 2016

    It was a cute movie,

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    Ineta Dec 10, 2016 - edited

    I loved this movie so much, I even want to lower my rating for the drama version of this because the 7 I gave the drama is too close to the 9.5 I gave this. [edit: the 7 actually became 6.5...] The movie was so so much better than the drama..

    In the movie, they had gotten rid of some of the characters, gotten rid of some of the things that happened in the plot of the drama, and that's one of the reasons I found this so great. They had left in only the most neccessary people and things that were very important for the plot. There were a few things that would've seemed too random though, if I hadn't seen the drama (or well, those first 14 episodes of it that I did).

    Otherwise! I loved pretty much everything in it. Especially how all the characters seemed actually real and human -- which was totally the opposite of the drama version, where, for example, Xiao Nai did not even have proper emotions... Also. Can I just talk! about! the chemistry! of the two main leads!!! The lift scene was so so so so so so so sweet. ;-;

    I definitely would recommend this instead of the drama, if you're trying to pick which version to watch. Unless you like very slow, overly cutesy dramas, that is. :'D

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    shankaroon mohamed Nov 29, 2016

    i like this movie but i love the drama move where yang yang and zheng shuang are in. that one is so much better.

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    makeuptemple Nov 22, 2016 - edited

    where can i watch it with ENG Subs?

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    Wendox Nov 15, 2016

    Better than the drama!

    Like the special effects, the main actors, everything

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    Melisa Nov 6, 2016

    The movie is actually good. Wonderful cinematography, good looking maid leads. But really, the drama is just soooo much more better. I guess everyone has their own preference. But i can see that the drama and the movie has its own good and bad side in them. I enjoyed both, but i prefer the drama. Maybe because the drama is longer so it gives a chance to let us see and feel every detail of the story. Meanwhile, for the interaction of the main leads, the movie potrayal is better.

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    Melisa Nov 6, 2016

    The movie is actually good. Wonderful cinematography, good looking maid leads. But really, the drama is just soooo much more better. I guess everyone has their own preference. But i can see that the drama and the movie has its own good and bad side in them. I enjoyed both, but i prefer the drama. Maybe because the drama is longer so it gives a chance to let us see and feel every detail of the story. Meanwhile, for the interaction of the main leads, the movie potrayal is better.

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    Meeiishal Oct 13, 2016 - edited

    Watched the drama first. Enjoyed the movie, it game me feels about the drama. It isn't too bad but I will say i like the leads a lot more here, their interactions appear more natural and relaxed.. They kiss more in the drama but the chemistry and kiss is way better in this one.

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    BeKaiLLe Oct 12, 2016

    I had finished the drama and saw the movie and wow!!!! i am glad i watched the drama first or i would have never enjoyed the drama. i would have kept comparing both Xiao Nai's. Thought...i find the move Xiao Nai hotter.

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    silvermcv Oct 11, 2016

    I tried watching the drama but had to drop it. Gave this movie a chance and I dont regret it. I liked the characters much better. Angelababy was very likable in the movie. It did feel a bit rushed at times but it was still fun.

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    otaku0007 Oct 10, 2016

    As a stand alone its ok. But for someone who has read the novel and then watched the drama before watching the movie, I felt that the movie was rushed and we didn't get to see the romance developing between the characters (a montage scene would have been perfect). Also Yang Yang has a better interpretation of the lead than Jing Boran. While I liked Angelababys Bei Wei Wei better, the drama interpretation was closer to novel, it owuld have been amazing if she and Yang Yang starred in teh drama together. Sigh. Unfortunately thats not the case.

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    Pras Oct 6, 2016 - edited

    I have mixed feelings about the movie, I felt it was rushed. I watched the drama first, which showed the slow growth in the character and you can see the relationship grow, which wasn't the case with the movie.
    Could have enjoyed it better if I had watched the movie first.
    I would agree with the previous comments on this page, I would have preferred to see Yang Yang and Angela Baby as leads in the drama.

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    jiajia Oct 4, 2016

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Aug 12, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 35 min.

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